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Every year in December, two World Cup races take place in Val Gardena/Gröden – a downhill and a super-G. The Saslong slope is famous for its challenging and unpredictable nature.
The skiers reach speeds of over 100 km/h on the course and have to master three bumps, also known as “camel humps”. It is not uncommon for a surprise winner to emerge.

In addition, a canceled descent from the Matterhorn on December 14 was made up for as it could not take place as planned due to heavy snowfall. The US American Bryce Bennett surprisingly won the World Cup opener on Thursday and one day later the Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr won the Super-G. South Tyrolean Dominik Paris won the downhill classic Saslong with a record, finishing ahead of the favorite Kilde. He focused on technique rather than risk and is now the third most successful downhill skier in the history of the Ski World Cup.

Apart from the ski races themselves, spectators can experience a variety of side events that are a real highlight of a World Cup weekend.
At this 51st edition, we once again had the honor of presenting our FIS-certified APA soft LED light strip for the finish line. In the white snowy landscape, this is a real eye-catcher on TV and on location.